Gelasa Bark

Meristo enters the office and closes the door behind him. “Miyara, I’ll take on handling the front on my own if you need to finish the accounting today,” he says without preamble. “But please tell Taseino to go home.” His expression is uncharacteristically serious, and I frown, already rising. “He looked fine earlier.” “I thought … More Gelasa Bark

A Coup of Tea: Chapter 2 (introduction)

I startle awake to hands shoving me roughly. “Hey, grace, where’s your ticket?” someone is asking. I blink rapidly into the face of a conductor. “I’m sorry?” I respond automatically, while part of my brain wonders if I have ever been addressed as “grace,” a common address of respect, rather than “highness.” “Where’s your ticket?” … More A Coup of Tea: Chapter 2 (introduction)